Matthew Vassar noted in his diary: “Very Rainy Day—Matthew gone to N Y on ‘Williamsburg’ Lot business and partly on College sale of Bonds.  ‘Swan’ in office this morning Took ’Harloe’ Contract for Building Gate-Lodge expect Renwick today….

“Returns from Every Union State of the Election which gives Lincoln an overwhelming Majority.  The whole passed off, very Quietly.”     Elizabeth Hazelton Haight, ed., The Autobiography and Letters of Matthew Vassar